Pamela Mason

Email: [[mason]]
Phone: (804) 684-7158
Office: Davis Hall 209
Department: Center for Coastal Resources Management
Website: {{http://www.vims.edu/ccrm/}}

Education
  • B.A. Biology, University of Delaware
  • M.S. Marine Science, College of William & Mary
Research Interests
  • Environmental policy
  • Integrated shoreline Management
  • Coastal Resilience
  • Resource management
Current Projects
  • Promoting Natural and Nature-based features for flood resilience
  • Living Shorelines Multiple Benefits
  • Climate change conservation targeting
  • Guidance for flood protection and water quality for coastal communities
Selected Publications

Bilkovic, D., M. Mitchell, J. Davis, E. Andrews, A. King, P. Mason, J. Herman, N. Tahvildari, J. Davis. 2019. Defining boat wake impacts on shoreline stability toward management and policy solutions. Ocean and Coastal Management. Vol 182: 104945. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2019.104945

Bilkovic, D., M. Mitchell, J. Davis, E. Andrews, A. King, P. Mason, J. Herman, N. Tahvildari, J. Davis. 2017. Review of boat wake wave impacts on shoreline erosion and potential solutions for the Chesapeake Bay. STAC Publication Number 17-002, Edgewater, MD. 68 pp

Bilkovic, D.M., M. Mitchell, P. Mason & K.Duhring (2016) The Role of Living Shorelines as Estuarine Habitat Conservation Strategies. Coastal Management 44:3, 161-174. DOI: 10.1080/08920753.2016.1160201

Contributing Author to Wetlands and Wetland Restoration: Recommendations of the Wetland Expert Panel for the incorporation of non-tidal wetland best management practices (BMPs) and land uses in the Phase 6 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model. Chesapeake Bay Program. December 2016. https://www.chesapeakebay.net/documents/Wetland_Expert_Panel_Report_WQGIT_approved_December_2016.pdf

Contributing author to Recommendations of the Expert Panel to Define Removal Rates for Shoreline Management Projects.  Chesapeake Bay Program. July 2015. Amended 2017 & 2019. https://www.chesapeakebay.net/documents/Final_Shoreline-Management_RPT__APPENDICES_12-18-19.pdf

(Pamela Mason) 2015. Comprehensive Wetland Program Plan for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Developed in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.  Submitted to EPA pursuant to Enhancing State and Tribal Programs Initiative for Wetlands Programs, The Environmental Protection Agency.

Shen, J., T. Wang, J. Herman, P.A. Mason, G.L. Arnold.   2008.  Hypoxia in a Coastal Embayment of the Chesapeake Bay: A Model Diagnostic Study of Oxygen Dynamics.  Estuaries and Coasts. (link)        

Woods, H., W. Hargis Jr., C.H. Hershner and P.A. Mason. 2005. Disappearance of the natural emergent 3- dimensional oyster reef system of the James River, Virginia, 1871-1948. J. Shellfish Research (1):139-142.       

Newton, J., P.A. Mason and C.H. Hershner. 2002. Virginia's Coastal Program: Strategic Mapping of Management Goals. Final report to the Department of Environmental Quality. Richmond, Virginia.   

Perry, J.E., T.A. Barnard, J.G. Bradshaw, C.T. Friedrichs, K.J. Havens, P.A. Mason, W.I. Priest, III and G.M. Silberhorn. 2001. Creating tidal salt marshes in the Chesapeake Bay. J. Coastal Research Vol. SI, No. 27:170-191.

Newton, J., P.A. Mason and C.H. Hershner. 2002. Virginia's Coastal Program: Strategic Mapping of Management Goals. Final report to the Department of Environmental Quality. Richmond, Virginia.      

Perry, J.E., T.A. Barnard, J.G. Bradshaw, C.T. Friedrichs, K.J. Havens, P.A. Mason, W.I. Priest, III and G.M. Silberhorn. 2001. Creating tidal salt marshes in the Chesapeake Bay. J. Coastal Research Vol. SI, No. 27:170-191.